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Art and community meet-up in artist’s public projects

Omaha artist Watie White's humanist public art projects reveal the narratives of transitional urban neighborhoods. The dynamics of locations and the people living there shape his site-specific works.

Three 2014 projects, one completed and the others in-progress, all connect to community organizations whose social justice missions "align" with his own.

"The kind of organizations I am most attracted to are the ones...

Inflammation: Attack of the Sugar Zombies

Mom loved jellybeans. There was always a candy dish on the coffee table even before Ronald Reagan rocketed Jelly Bellies to fame by serving them in the Oval Office. Those little morsels of sugar and corn starch took permanent residence in our living room. One day, about twenty-some years ago, I was sitting across the room from that bowl of temptation, blithely watching television. With but a thoughtless glance...

Slouchers of the World, Unite!

Before I begin talking about this new, high-tech invention called the Lumo Lift, I must explain my affliction — an affliction that has haunted me most of my adult life, one that I've never been able to escape.

I'm a chronic sloucher. I don't know how it happened, I don't know how I got this way, but somewhere, probably in grade school, my body began to form a letter "S" when seen in profile. I blame my height —...

Tradition’s burden

Bo Pelini arrived for Monday’s news conference on the week of the Nebraska football team’s season-opener in a red sports coat that would have made Bob Devaney proud. About the only thing missing, in fact, was Devaney’s signature red fedora.

“I like the look,” Pelini said.

He had worn the coat in honor of Nebraska’s 125th football season, said Pelini, and “I wanted to pay my respects to Coach Devaney and Coach...

Rabbi Azriel’s neighborhood welcomes all, unlike what he saw on recent Middle East trip

Rabbi Aryeh Azriel of Omaha's Temple Israel Synagogue builds bridges between people of different backgrounds and persuasions. Take for example his driving force work with the Tri-Faith Initiative, the project that intends creating a local campus of Jewish, Muslim and Christian houses of worship around a shared communal space. 

Recently returned from a two-month sabbatical to Turkey and his native Israel, Azriel was...

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